Old Beds Can Damage Your Health

Factors Influencing Mattress Lifespan

Factors Influencing Mattress Lifespan

A variety of factors influence the longevity of a mattress. A cheap mattress will degrade much faster than a luxury mattress, for example. Some key factors that impact mattress replacement guidelines include:

Mattress Material – The materials used to manufacture your bed greatly influence its durability. Lower-quality innerspring and all-foam mattresses tend to have the shortest lifespans, as they are prone to sagging and body impressions respectively. Hybrid mattresses are also prone to these issues, but since they’re often sold as higher-end options and made with higher-quality materials, they tend to be more durable. Latex mattresses are the most durable, lasting upwards of 8 years.

Maintenance & Care – Like any other product, a mattress will last longer if you take good care of it. This means rotating your mattress every 3 months or so (unless the manufacturer recommends otherwise) and utilizing a mattress protector.

Children & Pets – If you share your bed with small children, or with animals, it’s likely that you will need to replace your mattress more frequently. In addition to the extra weight, both pets and children are more likely to cause stains and/or damage to the mattress.

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Buying the right mattress

Buying the right mattress

When you buy a new mattress, you’re also investing in yourself and your well-being. After all, if you’re getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night, you’re spending about a third of your life in bed. So, how do you know when it’s time to invest in a new mattress—and how do you buy one you’ll love sleeping on for years to come?

How Long Should a Mattress Last?

If you’re making any big lifestyle changes in the near future—for instance, if you’re moving in with a partner and want to upgrade to a bigger mattress, or you’re shopping for a grown-up bed for your child—it’s obviously time to make the purchase.

If it’s been over a decade since you got a new mattress, it might be time to switch. Experts agree that mattresses should last around 10 years—sometimes even more, especially if it’s a high-quality product and you take great care of it over the years. But in general, you want your mattress to last for at least seven to eight years, preferably ten.

Types of Mattresses

Whether you’ve purchased a mattress before or this is the first time you’ve ever had to shop for one, you need to know what kinds of mattresses are on the market. These are the main types you’ll see as you shop—make your decision based on how you like your bed to feel.

Innerspring

An innerspring mattress is a mattress that’s primarily made up of metal coils, with a soft cushion around it. Over the years, these cushions have been made from anything from cotton to wool to feathers. These mattresses tend to be firmer and have some bounce to them.

Foam

These mattresses don’t have any metal coils inside, but are made entirely of layers of foam or memory foam, a synthetic material (essentially polyurethane) designed to support your body and adapt to it. Rather than rest on top of a memory foam mattress, your body will sink in a little and be cradled by the foam.

Latex

Latex is a natural material made from the sap of a rubber plant, but you can also find synthetic latex mattresses on the market. Rather than sinking in to the mattress like you would on a memory foam bed, the latex compresses and conforms to the general shape of your body while still having more bounce-back.

Hybrid

A hybrid mattress is the best of both worlds. The bottom layer of the mattress will be innerspring coils, while the top layer will be either foam or latex, depending on which material you prefer. How it feels will depend on whether you choose foam or latex.

If you are looking to purchase a new mattress, contact us today and we will be happy to help you find the perfect fit for you!

 

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Most People Regret Buying Mattresses According To Poll

Most People Regret Buying Mattresses According To Poll

You might think that all mattresses are equal and there is little difference no matter what you buy but a recent poll suggests otherwise. According to the poll, more people regret their mattress purchase than anything else they buy for the home.

The poll was undertaken by home interiors company Hillary’s and included a sample of nearly 2,500 people. Of those 29% chose their mattress as the most regrettable purchase narrowly ahead of sofas. This is understandable considering that most people spend a good proportion of time sleeping and sitting on sofas.

Some possible reasons for people’s dissatisfaction with their mattresses will relate not only to the material but also how hard or soft it is and how big it is.

It can be particularly hard for couples to choose a double mattress that suits both partners needs because people can sometimes have different requirements. While some prefer a soft mattress, others may prefer a harder mattress with more support.

Material is also important. Memory foam for example can be great for some people and less hard on joints but for others, the material can be uncomfortably hot when it retains heat in warm conditions.

The answer to choosing a mattress you won’t regret buying is to try different mattress types and ensure that everyone who will be sleeping on it tries it out to make sure they are happy with the size and comfort. Also consider the quality, you tend to get what you pay for with mattresses.

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Old Beds Can Damage Your Health

Old Beds Can Damage Your Health

Why investing in a new bed is good for your health and wellbeing.

The optimum level of sleep an adult requires to be healthy is between 7 and 8 hours – any more or any less can be detrimental to your health, but there are few people who actually manage this on a regular basis.

So what’s the solution?

While much depends on lifestyle factors including, you could take a giant step towards a better night’s sleep with an investment in a new bed!

Many of the health problems caused by old beds relate to mattresses. A good mattress is an essential component of a good night’s sleep and numerous studies have found that sleeping on old mattresses can mean you’re getting less sleep than you should be.

Lack of sleep can lead to all sorts of problems such as stress, obesity, poor memory and you may even find yourself more at risk of having accidents, if you are tired and your reaction times are slow.

The accepted advice is you should change your mattress at least every 7 years and your bed too if it is starting to show its age.
Sleep is as important to us as the food we eat, so an investment in a new bed will always pay you back with far more than you put in.

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